Skywarn Training: online classes

From the Madison County ARES (Illinois) Face Book page.

Since we are all at home, there has been renewed interest in storm spotting.
I believe this is most comprehensive list of storm spotter training I have ever posted.

NWS Mini Course:
A guide to basic radar products using radar apps
This is a free course from the National Weather Service Paducah Kentucky:
Well I have managed to put together a mini course for you all (and the public) on radar products, (using Radarscope as an example), so if you are interested, here are the details. Register here: […/5567152133763931919](…/5567152133763931919) If you have any questions, please email me - Christine

COMET ED One of the best online free spotter courses

The link to the recording of the Webinar has not been posted , but NWS Norman sent out the following links covering everything that was discussed.
Here are some links related to what was discussed during the webinar:
NWS Norman Website -
SPC Mesoanalysis Page -
NWS Norman Skywarn Page -
COMET Spotter Training Modules -
NWS Norman YouTube Spotter Playlist -
SPC Severe Weather Video Lecture Series -
Spotter Network -

Norman Ok NWS Online Spotter Course

Spotter training resource page

Norman OK Advance Spotter training Webinar 2020…

St. Louis NWS Virtual Spotter Class


FOX2 Meteorologist Chris Higgins and Kevin Deitsch, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service teamed up to bring you the presentation virtually.

The two meteorologists discuss what to look for when severe weather develops, how to take safety depending if you are at home or on the road, and how you can notify the NWS of what you are seeing in your neighborhood.

Click here to learn more about the NWS Skywarn program.

Repeater change for St. Louis SKYWARN

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Repeater change for St. Louis SKYWARN.

St. Louis Metro Skywarn will now be using the 146.910 repeater for all Skywarn activities and during severe weather. The 147.360 will be the back up repeater. Please make sure you can reach the 146.910 repeater from your home and or mobile station.

St. Louis Metro Skywarn would like everyone to report severe weather and severe weather damage reports on the 146.910 repeater. We send your reports to the NWS St. Louis Office plus the St. Louis County Office of Emergency Management for them to dispatch the necessary response teams when needed to those locations reported.

For more information visit St. Louis Metro Skywarn

No trespassing on Madison County Levees


EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY all levees in Madison County are closed to UNAUTHORIZED persons. Local Law Enforcement, Sheriff’s Office and National Guard will be patrolling and monitoring the levee system. If you are not authorized to be on the levee you will be asked to leave. The safety of our residents and the integrity of our levees is of utmost importance. Thank you for understanding and please share!

2019 Storm Spotter Talks - NWS St. Louis


Do you have an interest in weather and helping your community? Well we have a great opportunity for you!

The National Weather Service Forecast Office in St. Louis, in coordination with county emergency managers, are offering storm spotter classes at several locations to prepare for severe weather season. If you would like to assist your local community by becoming a volunteer storm spotter and reporting severe weather to the National Weather Service, or if you simply want to learn more about severe weather, consider attending one of our classes! Classes are normally held in the evening and last approximately 90 minutes.

Attendees are taught the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structure, the features to look for, and where to find them. What, when and how to report information as well as basic severe weather safety are also covered.

Strom Spotter class schedule